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Hi. I sometimes have difficulty figuring out whether I should put a comma or commas between adjectives. I tried to search online for help and have gotten some help but still have some questions. Some online sources seem to put adjectives (some adjectives?) into general categories like color and material but with some phrases I see it is hard to see if one is modifying the other.

eg,

an embossed, glittery cover

I think it is easy when you have examples like this.

an expensive new car
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Hi,

Generally speaking, I see no need to put a comma in situations you just described.

i.e.

I love this freshly painted bright kitchen!

However, I would prefer to say " I love this bright and freshly painted kitchen".
Hi. Thank you.

Do they look correct to you? In no. 1, I think the words "past" and "present" are linked by the conjunction "and."

eg.

1. ... reflect past and present social, economic, political realities (I think it would be wrong to write "... reflect past, present, social, economic, political realities.")

2. a large-scale, international conference
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I agree with you. (I think it would be wrong to write "... reflect past, present, social, economic, political realities.")

I think sometimes, learners have to be a little more flexible with their writing, not to be bound by their own minds and hard rules. I would write it this way.

1. ... reflect social, economic, and political realities of time past and present

2. a large-scale, international conference - By definition, "international conference" already infers animage of being 'large'. So there is no need to to say large -scale in this context.